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Dec 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
, d.c. vice president joe biden and his wife, dr. jill biden, visiting that embassy this morning to officially sign the book of condolences for nelson mandela. vice president biden was received at the embassy by south africa's ambassador to the u.s. mr. biden said at the meeting that nelson mandela was "the most remarkable man i ever met in my whole career." a few hours before the vice president's trip to the embassy, president obama and first lady michelle obama boarded "air force one" to start the long, 16-hour flight to south africa, where they will attend the memorial service for nelson mandela that will be held tomorrow morning. as we speak, world leaders from every corner of the globe are on their way to south africa for that memorial service and for the funeral and other events that are going to take place there over the next few days. the american delegation to south africa includes not only president obama and the first lady, but also three former presidents, george w. bush will be there and president clinton and jimmy carter. this appears to be on the second time in u.s. h
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. this could be tough. the qualities required of a president. vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents. and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had. and help to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when i first came into office around the world. and rebuild confidence and trust in the united states. and they've got different strengths, but both of them would be outstanding. i'd say the most important qualities of any president. i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities because i'm speaking historically. i think has to do with more th
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
president biden is visiting neighboring south korea. now back to our special. >>> 1990. after 27 years in prison, 71-year-old nelson mandela is a free man. >> yes! >> reporter: he must now adapt to a world completely changed from when he went to prison. there are also questions about the man himself. >> when he emerged from prison, i think there was great tension within the anc. yes, he was the symbol of the anc. yes, he was this great mass leader, but nobody really knew who had not been in prison with him what his capacity was. would he really be able to lead? >> reporter: mandela seeks to move the nation forward together. >> to come out of prison with so very little bitterness and be able to concile warring afrikaners from the right and the black left. >> reporter: but mandela's desire for reconciliation among the people does not make the reconciling of political differences any smoother. with the lifting of a ban of political organizations like the anc and the release of political prisoners such as mandela, the government of south africa kb t commits itself to change and a new
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
. before the president's visit, the activists were visited by vice president joe biden, they were visited by the white house chief of staff, dennis mcdonough, senior adviser valerie jarrett, the agriculture secretary, tom vilsack, labor secretary thomas perez, the white house domestic policy council was down there. they have each been visited by two republican members of the house, jeff denham and david valedeo, who say they want the vote. they say they would vote with democrats to pass it. tonight on the house floor, florida congressman joe garcia recognized those hunger strikers, five of whom were in the house gallery tonight. he called on republican leaders to allow that senate immigration bill to come to a vote. barring a hanukkah miracle, a prekwanzaa miracle? i don't know. barring some kind of late-in-the-year miracle, this congress is going to be the least productive congress in the history of the united states of america. republicans have been very, very good at repeatedly fake repealing obama care, almost four dozen times now, but that's not actually policy. and now, that time is
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